Backtest Helper

Offline charts are not designed to run with the Strategy tester. This script performs all the workaround for the offline chart to make the back testing possible. Just drag and drop script on the offline chart and follow instructions. Script uses Windows DLLs, DLL option should be allowed prior running the script.

You may watch a bit obsolete video with this script.

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29 Comments
Posted on 2013 Oct 13
by Sam @ 07 Feb 2014 09:22 am
Thanks for this great backtesting tool. After upgrading metatrader to build 600 it is no longer working. I am getting the message "Something went wrong". I have already enabled portable mode. Please suggest if any configuration changes are required to make it working.
by ovo @ 07 Feb 2014 10:05 am
I know, many my scripts need update to the new data structure that comes with the 600... the commercial ones are the first on the list, so give me some time to come back to this free tool later.
by Axel @ 14 Apr 2014 04:47 pm
This seems just awesome. Thank you for giving this away for free. Do you have any idea when it's going to be ready for MT 600?

Thank you.
by ovo @ 14 Apr 2014 06:37 pm
@Axel The 600 version is in Downloads section - look for OfflineTestHelper.ex4
by daniel @ 20 Apr 2014 02:10 am
Hi Ovo, I've found the OfflineTestHelper for build 600 and it gives me this error message : Unsupported legacy hst version. use b509-compatible script.
I'm running version 4 build 625 , so it should work. Any ideas ?
Thanks.
by ovo @ 20 Apr 2014 06:49 am
Hello Daniel, you have to alter your offline chart generator to produce a 600+ native file format. The legacy file formats are not accepted by the strategy tester.
by daniel @ 20 Apr 2014 12:39 pm
Thank you so much Ovo. I guess that means that my RenkoLiveChart_v3.2 is the one out of date. Maybe if I use the RenkoBar I might get it to work?
Thanks again man
by daniel @ 22 Apr 2014 02:50 am
Finally got it working. If anyone has the same problem, errors or script not working , please read carefully Ovo's installation instructions , understand the portable mode for MT4 and it will work ! Thanks again to Ovo for the script and instructions.
All the best.
by jalaj @ 27 Apr 2014 02:58 pm
hi daniel and ovo, i am new commer for mt4 platform and i am also facing that same problem, can you please tell me stel by step to solve this problem. thanks in advance.
by ovo @ 27 Apr 2014 07:30 pm
Please read this post.
by Keith @ 11 Aug 2014 04:17 am
Thanks so much for putting this together. Finally got the meanrenko working on the 670 build mt4. For anyone else having problem... Make sure the Offlinetesthelper is in the script folder. Setup the offline charts as you usually do... then drag the offline helper onto the offline chart (not the 1min chart). Script copies the data, then you reopen MT4 and put login server as 'test'. Run strategy tester, 1min chart, (I'm using expert advisor - 'Traing Denis Olov), click start and you should have mean renko running in test mode.
by brian @ 01 Sep 2014 05:46 pm
I did all this and i got a pop up box unupported hst version use b509-compatible script any ideas?
by Brian @ 01 Sep 2014 07:29 pm
It's a problem with my renko builder I tried yours and it works thanks
by brian @ 18 Sep 2014 01:57 pm
Anyone know how to use this with tickstory data
by ovo @ 18 Sep 2014 02:10 pm
Hello Brian, the helper only turns the offline chart to the M1 timeframe, it does not support any alternate input.
by Zoltan @ 12 Dec 2014 04:42 pm
I am trying to back-test with renko bars and did everything according to the video but I can not get it to work. Does it work at all with the 745 version? Or what else can be the problem?
by Zoltan @ 12 Dec 2014 08:10 pm
By the way I am very curies when get I any response here, because I sent an e-mail 2 months ago to get some missing information about the Renko indicator and I am still waiting for the answer...
by ovo @ 12 Dec 2014 09:06 pm
Zoltan, really? I haven't found it. You may ask again using the contact form, I will reply as soon as I can. Sometimes the email goes off sight unintentionaly, but there is no serch result for Zoltan and Renko in my inbox.
by AC @ 25 Mar 2015 02:16 am
Same problem as Zoltan describes. With build 745 it does not work, just shows M1 chart. Disappointed :( Hopefully this will be looked in to.
by AC @ 25 Mar 2015 02:17 am
I am using build 765
by Zoltan @ 04 Apr 2015 02:52 am
Hello, may be you did not find it, it's Ok. But I am still waiting for the answer because I can not backtest no matter what I try.
by Jamie @ 18 Apr 2015 10:20 am
I cannot backtest imported tick data, although 1M data from the broker is limited to only one month. I have tried everything to get this to work. I think the range bar charts with the Omnia tools are great, but if I cannot backtest more than one month then it is no good to me. A competitor product is able to backtest with imported tick data, but if you cannot provide a solution then I will just have to buy the other product. I prefer yours with the extra tools, so it would be a pity if you can't find a solution to my problem. Thank you.
by Jamie @ 18 Apr 2015 10:21 am
I cannot backtest imported tick data, although 1M data from the broker is limited to only one month. I have tried everything to get this to work. I think the range bar charts with the Omnia tools are great, but if I cannot backtest more than one month then it is no good to me. A competitor product is able to backtest with imported tick data, but if you cannot provide a solution then I will just have to buy the other product. I prefer yours with the extra tools, so it would be a pity if you can't find a solution to my problem. Thank you.
by Zoltan @ 30 Apr 2015 01:34 am
y Zoltan @ 04 Apr 2015 02:52 am
Hello, may be you did not find it, it's Ok. But I am still waiting for the answer because I can not backtest no matter what I try.

by AC @ 25 Mar 2015 02:16 am
Same problem as Zoltan describes. With build 745 it does not work, just shows M1 chart. Disappointed :( Hopefully this will be looked in to.
by AC @ 25 Mar 2015 02:17 am
I am using build 765
by Zoltan @ 04 Apr 2015 02:52 am
Hello, may be you did not find it, it's Ok. But I am still waiting for the answer because I can not backtest no matter what I try."

As far as I can see this type of behavior, we are not important for you once you sold for us something.
I suspect this indicator is not working in backtest mode on the new version of any Metatrader but you are letting people buy it, hoping they do not ask for a refund in time. If I am wrong please make a video showing on a recent chart when it is working and how you set it up. I takes 5-6 minutes to make one video. If I am wrong I will apologize here and promote your website everywhere. If you do not react anything I will do the opposite.
by ovo @ 30 Apr 2015 06:02 am
@Zoltan, I am sorry you have this feeling. There are couple of videos on using the backtest helper, please try to follow this one: https://youtu.be/rPd7g0V9DcQ The software gets updated from time to time, download it again to be sure you have the more recent one.
I do refunds within the first 30 days after purchase without hesitation, nevertheless this script is freeware. Regarding your suspicion, you are correct, none of my commercial indicators works in the backtest (visual) mode. They are not designed to, and I am not sure how they should behave in the tester enviroment.
by Dave @ 07 Oct 2015 12:37 pm
Hello,
I've downloaded the trial version of MeanRenkoBar.ex4 and OmniaRemote.ex4 and OmniaAutoRange.ex4 and OfflineTestHelper and have installed them properly but when I run OfflineTestHelper and type "test" in the MT4 popup window (into "Server") MT4 is shutted down and does not restart automatically. So, after a while I started it manually but it says "Waiting for update" and it has been like that for 12hours now. Could you tell me please how to solve this problem? I'm using MT4 version 4.00 build 880.
Many thanks in advance.
Kind regards
Dave
by ovo @ 07 Oct 2015 01:13 pm
@Dave When you switch to the test virtual broker, ignore the open charts, the only one that interests you is the M1 for the tester.
by Dave @ 08 Oct 2015 12:42 pm
The problem was the TimeFrame, I had set it to 30M. Once I set it to 1M the OfflineTestHelper ran pretty well. But at the end it didn't show any result though. No one order was opened. I tried it both backtest, visual and non visual mode. First I thought it was the fault of my EA, so I modified it making it as simple as it can be, but still no one order was opened. I need the MeanRenkoBar.ex4 not only for backtesting but also for automatic trading with EAs. Does MeanRenkoBar.ex4 work with EAs?
Many thanks in advance.
Kind regards
Dave
by ovo @ 08 Oct 2015 12:47 pm
The indicator works with any EA, but it is not compatible with the Strategy Tester.
If the tester does not open trades, look if it was not caused by the Error 131. It is currently showing up with all offline tests.
Please search ovo.cz for warkaround.
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